RMERF Daily Spring Count Blog


Please see our Covid-19 Update which discusses changes to our spring 2020 count.

The Spring 2020 Migration Count has commenced and runs from Mar 1st until Apr 22th with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily (viewing equipment available to the public). If interested in visiting the site, we suggest that you visit after 3pm. We see the majority of the migrating eagles in the later afternoon. This is the 29th consecutive year of vigilant recording. Mount Lorette site, Observation map.

School and larger groups are welcome to come to the Mount Lorette site during the count period, but if you book ahead with us by contacting rosemary.rmerf@gmail.com, we can arrange extra support for your visit (all free of charge).

Mount Lorette Count Summary, 2020 Spring
Beaver Mines/Steeples Count Blog, 2020 Spring

Related links: Daily Count Resources

Covid 19 Update

The Covid 19 outbreak and the Alberta Park closures are presenting serious challenges for this Spring’s migration count. Hats off to Rosemary and her team of observers for doing their best to work through this difficult situation.

To protect our observers and, effective immediately, we ask that you NOT plan to join us in the field, but rather follow the count’s progress on this website.

Like many other organizations, RMERF’s funding has been hard hit by this pandemic. Our casino that was scheduled for May has been postponed, leaving us short on funding for the Fall 2020 count. If you’re able, please consider making a donation to RMERF so we can proceed with the count in September as planned.

RMERF thanks all of you for your continuing support over the past 25+ years. Stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the field as soon as possible.

RMERF 2020 AGM Summary

We had a great turnout for our 2020 AGM.

A volunteer appreciation award was presented to Joel Duncan. The inscription is, “Presented to Joel Duncan by the Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation in recognition of his long-standing service and dedication to the Foundation.”

Peter Sherrington presented his annual count report, and discussed the trends we’ve seen over the past 25 years.
We’d like to say a big thank you to our guest speaker, Gordon Petersen who presented on his photographic Travels in Mongolia with a special look at the Golden Eagle Festival in Ölgii. The presentation was excellent and very well received! You can find more photos from Gord at petersenphoto.com.

2020 AGM Reminder

RMERF Annual General Meeting
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:00am. At the Alberta Wilderness Association Building (455—12 Street NW. Calgary, AB).

Keynote Speaker
Gordon Petersen, Travels in Mongolia, with a special look at the Golden Eagle Festival in Ölgii.

Please see the PDF for more information about the AGM.

CBC article on RMERF

K-Country golden eagle count dips to lowest level in more than 2 decades – Nov 14th, 2019

AWA Article on RMERF

The Sep 2019 Wildlands Advocate published by the Alberta Wilderness Association Journal, recently wrote an article about RMERF on page 4 if interested. The article Citizens Putting the “C” Into Conservation discussed a bit about the history of RMERF and its accomplishments with the addition of comments about the 2018 count final report and the decrease in number of eagles. Please see their website to download a PDF of the journal: https://albertawilderness.ca/publications/wild-lands-advocate/.

RMERF in the News – Weather Network visit

Kyle Brittain from The Weather Network interviewed RMERF observers during the Fall 2018 count at Mount Lorette site. Link to the video.

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